Recent News Stories

A man who was out birding Sunday afternoon near the mouth of the Kasilof River had his peace interrupted by an aggressive brown bear that attacked him. But the man came away from the frightening encounter with only minor injuries.

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a $60 billion federal disaster relief bill next week that, if passed, would provide economic relief to commercial fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula.

Police are offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of 61-year-old Mark Matthews, the man whose body was found off Homer’s Poopdeck Trail July 28. 

This month’s Discovery Lab at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center was focused on the effects of climate change on Kachemak Bay. The event brought together researchers working in the Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet region. 

Election season is only a few weeks away. There are several candidates running for Borough Assembly and various city councils. But there is only one contested seat for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District School Board. 

A major improvement project at Homer’s Deepwater Dock is forcing Buccaneer Energy to move its jack-up rig Endeavor out of the harbor. The original deadline to move the Endeavor rig was March 20th but that deadline has now been moved back by a week.

As modern development speeds toward some of the last truly subsistence-based economies and tribes in the world, researchers are working to better understand this way of life.  Two anthropologists from Kenai Peninsula College have been working on a project just like that for the past two years.

For 21 years, Share the Spirit has been providing Christmas gift baskets filled with food, clothing and gifts to families in need on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Orgainzer Shari Daugherty says that this year, she expects to put together about 240 baskets.

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